'It’s a devastating blow for his wife and young children' - Man (43) dies in farming accident
Published 13/11/2016 | 15:16
A community has been left in "terrible sadness" after a 43-year-old farmer was killed in Co Kerry.
Father-of-three, Shane Foley (43) from Barnfield in Currow, Co Kerry was killed on Saturday in a farming accident.
The accident occurred at approximately 4pm where it is understood the man was removing a hedge cutter from a tractor when the accident happened.
Local councillor Brendan Cronin said that there is a “terrible sadness across the whole community”.
“It’s a terrible tragedy for the whole community, for his friends and for his family.
“The community is shattered; it’s a devastating blow for his wife and young children.
“I want to pass on my sincere condolences.”
Cllr Cronin described Mr Foley as a “great community man” who was involved in all aspects of the parish.